Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work
March 27, 2023
A timely and essential book on the art and science of reinvention and an inspiring guide to personal and professional transitions.
The disruptions of recent years have sparked a collective reckoning, forever changing the way we think about life and work. We reprioritized our lives, reordered how we envisioned the future. The pandemic changed society in many ways, but among the most powerful was a collective rethinking of our relationship to our jobs. Millions quit the workforce in 2021 and 2022, and stunningly almost a third had no new job lined up to go to. We reevaluated how much time we wanted to spend at work, where and how we wanted to spend it, our motivations, and our ideas about what constitutes a “good job” in the first place.
Whatever the catalyst, it prompts in us the urgent need to pivot, to ask the question: What’s next—and how do we get there?
In Next!, bestselling author and journalist Joanne Lipman draws on hundreds of personal interviews and academic research papers to answer just this question. Lipman seeks out people who have been successful in reimagining their work or life, speaks with scientists and researchers who study transformation, and provides case studies and a toolkit of practical steps showing how companies and individuals can change. The result is a more holistic view not just of how transitions work, but of how to make them more successfully in our own lives.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joanne Lipman has authored a pioneering journalism career. She was the first female Deputy Managing Editor at the Wall Street Journal, where she created the Weekend Journal and Personal Journal sections and oversaw the creation of the paper’s Saturday edition. She was founding editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine. And she served as Editor-in-Chief at USA Today and Chief Content Officer at Gannet. Under her editorship, she led these organizations to numerous awards, including six Pulitzer Prizes. Dubbed “star editor” by CNN, she is author of the No. 1 national bestseller That’s What She Said, about closing the gender gap, and coauthor of the music memoir Strings Attached. She is a lecturer at Yale University’s Department of Political Science and was the Peretsman Scully Distinguished Journalism Fellow at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Lipman is a contributor to CNBC.
The books for this giveaway are being provided by Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The giveaway will end on Monday, April 3rd. We have 20 copies available.